Eyes on the Prize - Part 8, Two Societies (2008.TVRip.SoS-READINFO).avi (Size: 499.75 MB) (Files: 1)
Eyes on the Prize - Part 8, Two Societies (2008.TVRip.SoS-READINFO).avi
Part of PBS' American Experience, Parts 1-6 were released in 2006 and the other parts in this series are now being aired in 2-episode installments in February. NOTE: This recording was somewhat glitchy but releasing it as-is there are no reairs and since other sources for this series are not easily available (other than low quality VHS rips afaik). There are video corruptions just in the final minute of the program.
Originally aired (on PBS): 2008.02.03
Produced by Blackside, "Eyes on the Prize" tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America. "Eyes on the Prize" recounts the fight to end decades of discrimination and segregation. It is the story of the people -- young and old, male and female, northern and southern -- who, compelled by a meeting of conscience and circumstance, worked to eradicate a world where whites and blacks could not go to the same school, ride the same bus, vote in the same election, or participate equally in society. It was a world in which peaceful demonstrators were met with resistance and brutality -- in short, a reality that is now nearly incomprehensible to many young Americans. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, "Eyes on the Prize" traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act; from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates.
Part 8: Two Societies (1965-68)
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report.
more info: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize
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